15th May 2017

All nets opened at 0345 in perfect netting conditions – no wind and overcast. Some nets closed at 0845 when Kay went off the island for some shopping, with the remaining 22 nets closed at 1200.

A great total of 164 new birds of 21 species, producing five new species caught for the year: Buskskvätta (Whinchat), Härmsångare (Icterine Warbler), Trädgårdssångare (Garden warbler), Grönsångare (Wood Warbler) and Grå flugsnappare (Spotted Flycatcher).

A movement of Tornseglare (Swift), Hussvala (House Martin) and ladusvala (Barn Swallow) was a further welcome sign that birds are arriving in the area, although pretty late for some species.

By the time data entered, blog updated etc that’s it for the day.

Just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.

Wind: North-east
Wind strength: Calm, <1 m/s
Temperature: 7
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


White Wagtail Sädesärla 1
Robin Rödhake 94
Bluethroat Blåhake 2
Redstart Rödstjärt 8
Whinchat Buskvätta 1
Wheatear Stenskvätta 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 19
Whitethroat Törnsångare 2
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 2
Blackcap Svarthätta 2
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 2
Chiffchaff Gransångare 7
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 13
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 1
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 2
Linnet Hämpling 2

of interest

Common Swift Tornseglare 40 Migrating
Eurasian Wryneck Göktyta 1 Calling
Barn Swallow Ladusvala 20 Migrating
Common House Martin Hussvala 50 Migrating
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1 Calling